SHANGHAI | Federer battles, Djokovic cruises, del Potro out in Shanghai
SHANGHAI — Roger Federer was stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. Nevertheless, the top seed insisted he was content with how he’s playing.
Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, a day after being taken the distance by Daniil Medvedev of Russia.
“I’m actually quite happy,” Federer said. “Bautista really had to raise his level of play in that second set to stay with me.